When the day is at its shortest, it’s time to look back at last year’s progress. I accomplished more than I thought, but less than I had hoped.
Progress in 2014
In my Gutsy Year article, I observed that I posted once in 2013. I’ve posted over twenty times in 2014. One article every three weeks seemed to make sense, and yet I pulled out nearly one every-other week.
The table below shows the change in progress in 2014.
|Book||2013 Status||2014 Status|
|Bellicose||First Draft Done||Published 2014|
|Luctation||Stalled (25,516 words)||Drafted 2014|
|Imbroglio||Stalled (10,825 words)||42,921 words (as of Nov 2014)|
|Scintilla||Published 2011||No Change|
Plans for 2015?
I started writing this article in November, when I started putting together my 2015 writing goals. I set it at 100 kwords. However, while looking over my past year, I ran across my article on revising my 2014 writing goal. In that article, I mentioned setting a three-year goal of four books. That goal requires a writing pace of about 110 kwords, or 300 wpd. Since I stated a four-in-three goal earlier, and the difference is a scant 10 kwords, I will try to stick to that goal.
Closing out a third year of Audible listening, my year was focused on history.
Have you ever had a time when you wanted to just snap from the stress? I have. And I did. What I did next was fun.
How should an author respond in a legal landscape that expects action?